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Literary Friday: The Sketchy Reader November Letters Reveal

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Literary Friday, My Lovelies!  I hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  Are you getting out in the Black Friday madness today?  I have an idea to save you lots of time and trouble for the reader in your life.  Why not a subscription to one of my bookish letters?  Everyone loves getting snail mail!

Here's a sample of what my letters look like:

November 2017 letters from The Sketchy Reader

Each letter is illustrated with watercolor pencils.  I make copies of letters on heavy card stock paper, and then I address each letter to the recipient.  I include discussion questions, a tag, and sometimes ephemera.  I can customize handmade cards for special occasions, like Christmas!

I offer several subscriptions: one month, three months, six months, or twelve months.  Plus, you can select from two categories: an all-time favorite book, or if you're feeling more adventurous, a selection from the Indie Next List.

Plus, all the "archived" letters are available, like these for November:

This letter is a selection from a recent Indie Next List, Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

This is a favorite book selection, The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

I place all the goodies in a large envelope and mail them using stamps.

Take a look at my Etsy Store, and shop from your computer or other device.  Easy peasy!  You can shop from your home and not worry about wrapping or sending a card!

You can always access my shop by clicking on the "Shop" page on my Nav Bar above.  

I hope you have some downtime to read this weekend.  You can see what I'm reading on my sidebar!

Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. This will be a must-have for readers. I am loving this! Will buy for at least a few reader friends this Christmas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art, Ricki!

  2. This is a must-have gift for readers. I will be buying these letters for at least a few friends this Christmas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us, Ricki!

  3. Wow. Such gorgeous creations! Cannot wait until mine comes in for December. 😍

  4. Your work is beautiful, Ricki Jill. Looks terrific!

  5. How inventive you are! I would never have been able to think this up!

  6. I love my subscription and getting the beautiful snail mail! I hope to get some time for getting back to reading the Sugar Queen after the busy holiday weekend, and drying my tears from the Iron Bowl!

  7. What a wonderful creative work you have created Ricki Jill (really the cutest girl in all of blogland) You have hit on such a unique thing to bring joy! Just love it!!!
    sending big hugs....

  8. What a great idea..I always enjoy seeing your wonderful artwork.
    I remember the Sugar Queen, what a fun page you created for that book!

    no early bird black friday for me, thank you.
    I used to work retail at a toy store!


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